The following By-Law provisions
concern the Fellows
2. The Academy shall consist of Fellows, Corresponding
Fellows, Emeriti/ae Fellows, Life Members, Contributing Members,
Active Members, Emeriti/ae Members, and non-voting Institutional
9. . . . The President of the Fellows . . . shall
sit with the Council without vote.
15. Fellows shall be scholars who have made notable contributions
to the furthering of the stated purposes of the Academy, and who
at the time of election are members of the Academy and residents
of North America. The number of Fellows shall not exceed 125.
Vacancies in the ranks of the Fellows shall be filled by election
by the Fellows from nominations made by any three members of the
Academy or by a nominating committee, the members of which shall
be appointed jointly by the President of the Academy and the President
of the Fellows, after consultation with the Council. The assent
of the Fellows shall be necessary for election. Fellows shall
pay dues at the rates of non-Fellow members. The Fellows shall
hold an annual meeting at which they, with the Emeriti/ae Fellows,
shall elect, by vote of a majority of those present, such officers
as they deem necessary for the conduct of their business. Such
officers shall include a President. The Fellows and Emeriti/ae
Fellows shall also determine the procedures governing the obtaining
of the assent of the Fellows to the election of new Fellows and
Corresponding Fellows, subject to the general provisions of this
article and article 16.
(b) Corresponding Fellows
16. Corresponding Fellows shall be scholars who have made notable
contributions to the furthering of the stated purposes of the
Academy, and who at the time of election are residents of countries
outside of North America. The number of Corresponding Fellows
shall not exceed 75. Election of Corresponding Fellows shall be
in accordance with the procedures of article 15. The Corresponding
Fellows shall be exempt from payment of dues.
(c) Emeriti/ae Fellows
17. Fellows may choose to take Emeritus status. The Emeritus/a
Fellow gives up the right to vote for new Fellows and Corresponding
Fellows, but no other rights of fellowship, and is thenceforth
not counted among the 125 statutory Fellows. Emeriti/ae Fellows
shall pay dues at the rates of non-Fellow members.
AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
37. . . Timely notice of any proposed amendment
of the by-laws shall be given to the President of the Fellows,
who shall obtain, in any way that seems advisable, the opinion
of the Fellows on the proposed amendment, which opinion the President
of the Fellows shall communicate to the Council prior to its voting
on the proposed amendment. . .